The Temuka Rugby Club was established in 1875 and is one of the oldest rugby clubs in Canterbury and New Zealand. Throughout our impressive history our aims have been to encourage sporting prowess while at the same time enhancing our community spirit.

Our club has been the most successful in the South Canterbury region winning the senior championship 38 times, and we currently field a senior team, a development grade team (senior reserve grade) IAB teams, and also a JAB section for primary aged children.


Located on Ferguson Drive, Temuka, South Canterbury, New Zealand, the Club has worked in unison to construct clubrooms, participate in the upgrade of the community stadium and grandstand at the Domain Oval and also to develop Torepe Fields where over 60 acres of land have been reclaimed for rugby and recreation.


Tka Magpie Club. Bus trip to Waimate

Hello all, the Temuka Magpie Club are running a bus to Waimate on Saturday 27th of June. The bus will leave the clubrooms at mid-day so we can support the Temuka Snr B team which is currently leading that grade. If you would like a seat on the bus, contact Dave... read more

Temuka Magpie Club

If you are thinking of joining here are some important details to consider. Initial joining fee is $65. $25 yearly after that. This get you a numbered supporters polo shirt. A membership card. Free entry to all home games. Being a member of the magpie club also get... read more

2015 Temuka Pre-Season Games.

Hello all, here is a list of the pre-season games for 2015. March 7th vs Hampstead at home. kick off 3pm. March 14th vs Prebbleton away. March 21st vs Rakaia at home. kick off 2pm. read more

2015 Pre-season training

Attention All Senior and Snr B players: 2015 Pre-season training starts tomorrow night at 7pm. (Monday 12th of January)   At the Oval. read more

Wednesday Night Temuka Touch 2014

Wednesday Night Temuka Touch update: Hello all, the Xmas break for touch starts after the games on the 17th of December. And restart on the 14th of January for the adult teams.  The junior teams restart a two weeks later on the 28th of January. The final night of... read more

Matt Pomana

Matt Pomana  article which was is in Timaru Herald Prop Matt Pomana is one Magpie with longevity. Pomana will kick off his 17th season of senior rugby for the Temuka Rugby Club at Pleasant Point tomorrow, as fit as he has ever been. As the club records are sketchy... read more


As part of a small but vibrant community, the rugby club is always on the look out for new rugby players for our senior, development, IAB and JAB teams. Whether you are an overseas rugby player looking to play in New Zealand and develop your skills with perhaps the chance to play Heartland rugby in local provincial sides, or a kiwi rugby player shifting from within NZ we can help you.

We can help arrange accommodation, work in a variety of occupations, and have contacts in a wider range of sporting and working areas. These include agriculture, manufacturing, plumbing, painting, hospitality, retail and many other trades. Fonterra has built the world’s biggest milk manufacturing plant right here on our doorstep.

The season extends from March through until August, with pre-season training starting in February. In the recent season we have had players from the UK and Japan who have learnt not only about rugby, but about NZ ‘kiwi culture’ and made many new friends. Russell and Ken both enjoyed themselves and you can read more about their time playing rugby in New Zealand here.

If you are interested in playing rugby in NZ, or travelling and playing during your gap year, then contact the Temuka Rugby Club to see how we can help. We would love to accommodate your rugby needs no matter what level you play and help you improve your skills.

If you are travelling from another country, there are often specialist visa and work permit requirements when coming to NZ. It pays to check with your own authorities first, but a simple outline of requirements for visitors to NZ can be found on our play rugby for us page. Please use the contact forms or email the Temuka Rugby Club to find out more.

Temuka is very close to NZ’s adventure playgrounds. A short trip by car can have you skiing, snowboarding, bungee jumping, kayaking, participating in extreme sports, fishing, tramping, climbing, golfing, and watching Super 12 rugby matches in Christchurch which is within 2 hours travel of Temuka.

More about what Temuka has to offer.


We would especially like to thanks the numerous sponsors who support the Temuka Rugby Club. Their support is an essential part of every sport played, and no more so than in a rural community.

We ask that as members or even supporters of our club that you also support these businesses so that we may all continue to prosper.


View our Sponsors here